Posts Tagged ‘curfew’

Governor Cooper’s COVID-19 Statewide Stay at Home Order: What Effect Does It Have On County and City Emergency Restrictions?

Sunday, March 29th, 2020

In response to the escalating COVID-19 crisis, Governor Roy Cooper issued Executive Order 121 imposing a series of statewide restrictions, prohibitions, and directives referred to as a Stay-at-Home Order (“EO121” or “the Order”).  The Order goes into effect on Monday, March 30, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. and remains in effect for 30 days until April […]

Can Counties and Cities Close Roads During an Emergency?

Sunday, September 1st, 2019

Counties and cities are vested with broad authority to impose restrictions and prohibitions during a locally declared state of emergency (GS 166A-19.31; for more information on local state of emergency declarations, see this blog post). These restrictions and prohibitions must be included in county and city local emergency ordinances (for more discussion on the restrictions […]

Local State of Emergency Declarations – Some FAQs

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Hurricane Matthew is bearing down on North Carolina’s coast.  State and local officials are preparing for significant impacts.  The Governor has issued a state of emergency declaration for much of central and eastern North Carolina.  Local officials wonder whether they should issue local declarations within their own jurisdictions.  Can they?  Should they?  If so, how […]

Emergency Restrictions under State of Emergency Declarations – Who Can Impose What?

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

A massive hurricane is bearing down on the coast.  Coates County issues a state of emergency declaration ordering a mandatory evacuation and prohibiting alcohol sales (just to be on the safe side).  Citizens in the Town of Albert start calling town hall wondering if they too are required to evacuate, and the local pub owner […]